Events Calendar

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CALENDAR – June – August 2018
Location is New Haven unless noted otherwise.
*=Wheelchair accessible
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Saturday, June 2
Join in painting the Women’s Empowerment Mural. Participate in working with artist Kwadwo Adae on CT Trails Day. The mural of women holding the torch of the Statue of Liberty will appear on the side of the Tri Con Construction Services building at 400 Goodrich St., located along the Rails-to-Trails at the Hamden-New Haven line. “It is like having a coloring book for the community to paint in. Everyone of all ages and skill levels welcome to help us with the mural.”

Saturday, June 2, 12-7 p.m.
The New Haven Food Truck Festival invites you to enjoy the savory choices of great New Haven street food, on our historic Long Wharf waterfront. A family-friendly event featuring food, live musical performances and more. FREE and open to the public! Food, beverage, and some activities at an additional cost. Parking $5 per car available at the Long Wharf Maritime Center Garage, 555 Long Wharf Dr. Info: www.newhavenfoodtruckfestival.com/ *

Sunday, June 3, noon-3 p.m.
The Freddy Fixer Parade will begin at 716 Dixwell Ave. (Dixwell and Bassett St.). Info: (203) 687-0548 or ecffparade@gmail.com. *

Monday, June 4, 6 p.m.
Reclaiming the Prophetic Voice marks the cost of the continuing violence in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Middle East by placing the May stone on the Memorial Cairn at the intersection of Broadway, Elm and Park streets, inscribed with the May death toll of US military personnel and the approximate number of civilians killed. This endless war has gone on for over sixteen years. *

Tuesday, June 5, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Sí Se Puede – A Film Screening of Dolores with Talk-Back.
Join Sanctuary Kitchen at CitySeed and Common Ground High School, Urban Farm, and Environmental Education Center, for a film about Dolores Huerta, who fought tirelessly alongside Cesar Chavez for racial and labor justice and is among the most important activists in American history, yet little-known. Stay for a talk about food, labor, and migrant farm workers in CT with local farm workers, activists and Dr. Anne Gebelein, Assoc. Prof. at El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies. Common Ground HS, 358 Springside Ave. *

Friday, June 8, 6 p.m.
Grand opening celebration of the installation WE ARE: A Nation of Immigrants. The banners featuring 32 immigrants from New Haven, shot and curated by Joe Standart, is the latest project of Portrait of America — a new, large-scale photo installation covering the NH Green and the sides of Trinity, United, and Center Churches on the Green. The opening celebration will feature speakers and live entertainment as well as tours of the exhibit. New Haven Green. *

Saturday, June 9, 11 a.m.
The Dixwell Freddy Fixer Neighborhood Festival will be held on the NH Green and will help celebrate New Haven Day at the start of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Info: (203) 687- 0548 or ecffparade@gmail.com. *

Saturday, June 9, 4 p.m.
The International Festival of Arts & Ideas in collaboration with NH Bike Month, Hill Health Center and the NHF Public Library celebrates the rich culture and history of the Dix-well neighborhood. Free hamburgers and hot dogs, a drill team exhibition, live local entertainment, activities for children and adults, bike activities and more! NH Green. *

Sunday, June 10, 10:30 a.m.
Patriotism, Conscience and War Resistance. Peter S. will share his personal tale of US war/draft resistance and the CO-sponsorship he received from a UU. Service and music coordinated by Shula and Ben. First UU Society of New Haven, 608 Whitney Ave. Info: newhavenuu@sbcglobal.net or (203) 562-4410.

Saturday, June 16, 2 p.m.
Vegan cooking workshop with easy-to-follow recipes. Call to register: (203) 946-8117. Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison St. *

Tuesday, June 19, 7 p.m.
Herbal Friends Workshop series. Sharing history, growing, harvesting and usage of common herbs, this month the rose. First UU Society of New Haven, 608 Whitney Ave. Info: rachel@greenrachel.com.

Tuesday, June 19, 7 p.m.
Listen Here! Short stories read live. Theme: Moving in Strange Circles: Zanzibar by Beena Kamlani and The White Umbrella by Gish Jen. Cookies, tea, hot chocolate served. Institute Library, 847 Chapel St. Library is one flight up. www.institutelibrary.org.

Wednesday, June 20, 2 p.m.
Coalition For People meeting. All welcome to discuss homelessness and affordable housing. Community/Program Rm. in the lower level, Fair Haven Library, 182 Grand Ave. Info: coalitionforpeople@hotmail.com. *

Thursday, June 21, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
New Haven’s First Make Music Day. Full day of musical programs at various venues throughout New Haven. See schedule at makemusicnewhaven.org. Sponsored by the Arts Council of Greater New Haven.

Saturday, June 23, 2 p.m.
Author Monique Jaques will be describing her book about how girls and young women grow up and live in the Gaza Strip: Gaza Girls. This event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by Tree of Life Foundation, New Haven Jewish Voice for Peace, Greater New Haven Peace Council this event takes place at the Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison St., New Haven.

Saturday, June 30, 5-8 p.m.
PARty with PAR at a potluck picnic! Celebrate 25 years of the Progressive Action Roundtable! Rain or shine. Info: parnewhaven@hotmail.com.

July Events

Monday, July 2, 6 p.m.
Reclaiming the Prophetic Voice marks the cost of the continuing violence in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Middle East by placing the June stone on the Memorial Cairn at the intersection of Broadway, Elm, and Park streets, inscribed with the June death toll of US military personnel and the approximate number of civilians killed. This endless war has gone on for over sixteen years. *

Saturday, July 14, 1-4 p.m.
The 8th Annual West River Water Festival. Free guided canoe rides, fun activities for the entire family, free food, information tables, birdwatching, etc. If interested in volunteering or having a table, call (203) 562-0598, ext. 219 or contact Sarah Jonelis at sjonelis@nhsofnewhaven.org. West River Memorial Park (Ella T. Grasso Blvd. and Derby Ave./ Route 34). Free. *

Tuesday, July 24, 6-8:30 p.m.
The Center for Disability Rights Wheel-A-Thon – a fund-raising and community awareness event to benefit the youth programs and activities of CDR and its partners. Savin Rock Conference Center, 5 Rock St., West Haven  *

August Events

Monday, August 6, 8 a.m.
Vigil by the flagpole on the NH Green to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. *

Monday, August 6, 6 p.m.
Reclaiming the Prophetic Voice marks the cost of the continuing violence in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere in the Middle East by placing the July stone on the Memorial Cairn at the intersection of Broadway, Elm, and Park streets, inscribed with the July death toll of US military personnel and the approximate number of civilians killed. This endless war has gone on for over sixteen years. *

Thursday, August 9, 11 a.m.
Vigil by the flagpole on the NH Green to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki.

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Saturday, Sept. 8

CT Folk Fest and Green Expo. Martin Sexton headlines. For more information, visit https://ctfolk.com/event/2018ctfolkfest.

Sunday, Sept. 9
Greater New Haven Labor History Association Annual Meeting. 267 Chapel Street. Info: laborhistory.org *

Sunday, Sept. 16
International Day of Peace festival. West River Peace Garden, Ella T. Grasso Blvd./Legion Ave./MLK Blvd. *